Saint Russo Rocks the Stage

By Mack Olmsted, Asst. Production Editor They rock, they roll, they are Saint Russo. Saint Russo is a band made up of five Manhattan College students, started by MC seniors lead guitarist Joseph Bruno and drummer Stamatis Gaglias. The idea of the band began back in Bruno’s and Gaglias’ sophomore year. They always talked about starting a band, but it wasn’t until their last semester … Continue reading Saint Russo Rocks the Stage

Music Ministry Brings the Melody to Mass

By Megan LaCreta, Arts & Entertainment Editor If you’ve ever heard the ethereal sounds of an ensemble performance drifting through campus on a Sunday night, you’re likely acquainted with the Manhattan College Music Ministry. Music Ministry is a contemporary ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists. The group meets once a week to prepare for the 7:30 p.m Sunday mass, where they perform. Historically, music has always … Continue reading Music Ministry Brings the Melody to Mass

Meet Scatterbomb Member Aidan Mackenzie

by Isaiah Rosario & Victor Franco, Staff Writers Sophomore Aidan Mackenzie is just beginning his long career of acting and doing improv on the big stage. Mackenzie joined Scatterbomb, the improv group, last year but due to COVID, he only had one show. Now that restrictions are finally being loosened on campus Aidan has been able to add another performance under his belt.  Mackenzie got the … Continue reading Meet Scatterbomb Member Aidan Mackenzie

NYC Will Sing and Dance Again

by Colleen McNamara, Asst. Sports Editor New York City is known for bright lights, live entertainment, and unforgettable performances. This is all the more reason for the NYC community to look forward to in-person theatre, which might be coming soon. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is hopeful that New York City theatre will begin opening its doors to live performances with restrictions in place. The … Continue reading NYC Will Sing and Dance Again

Miguel Luciano: An Artist

by Alexa Schmidt, Senior Writer To wrap up this year’s Peace and Justice Week, the Art History and Digital Media Art department sponsored a lecture from Miguel Luciano, an Artist in Residence in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Civic Practice Partnership Residency program.  Typically, public art and art institutions have played a critical role in highlighting past and current injustices, as well as our understanding … Continue reading Miguel Luciano: An Artist

Meet Sam Szabo: Whose Passion for Music Perseveres Through All

by Madalyn Johnson, Web Editor Sam Szabo is a senior at Manhattan College majoring in kinesiology. Over the years, Szabo has been heavily involved with the school’s jazz band. After joining in hopes of improving his skills with the drums, an instrument he’s played since he was 10 years old, Szabo ended up committing to playing jazz with a group of students who share the … Continue reading Meet Sam Szabo: Whose Passion for Music Perseveres Through All

Performer Profile: Samantha Santiago

by Lauren Raziano, Staff Writer  Samantha Santiago, a freshman from Yonkers, New York, is studying biology with a side passion for music. She loves to sing and has been doing it since she was young.  “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember,” Santiago said. “It has always been a way to express myself in a way that was fun. I’ve always loved it.” … Continue reading Performer Profile: Samantha Santiago

Jenn Bueti: Small Town Girl, City World

by Maria Thomas Staff Writer The performing arts scholarship is for a select few Jaspers at Manhattan College. Students audition on Accepted Students Days, and those who receive the scholarship are required to participate in two distinct performing arts groups. For sophomore performing arts scholar Jenn Bueti, those groups are the Jazz Band and the Manhattan Singers. “You have to go to every meeting that they have, … Continue reading Jenn Bueti: Small Town Girl, City World

The Performing Hearts: Let’s Talk-apella!

by Alexa Schmidt Asst. A&E Editor Make way for the new singing group on campus: the Performing Hearts.  New to the college this semester, the group is MC’s first all-female acapella group. Junior psychology major Naomi Uy originally came up with the idea to create an all-women acapella group.  “I did acapella in high school with an all-girls group, and it was mashed up in between a … Continue reading The Performing Hearts: Let’s Talk-apella!